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I read this book unabridged many years ago, and I still find myself referring to it regularly and shaking my head in amazement.
While capable of great things, democracies like America are subject to the vicissitudes of popular will and consequently lack staying power (see Iraq).
The book is as relevant now as when written and is a must read for every american who is serious about understanding his country.
Cannot add anything other reviewers haven't said more eloquently. This book is a classic. Let the reader compare and contrast the fledgling democracy in the form of a Federal... Read morePublished 7 days ago by kahnj57
Great insight about democracy in America written from a French man's perspective.Published 9 days ago by Jacob R. Gibson
This book's themes, insights, and observations are timeless, as relevant to the current times as they were when de Tocqueville penned them early 19th century.Published 1 month ago by Dwight D Stirling
Why does Constitutional Republic work? The Frenchman sent to America to find out why pure democracy is a failure, will explain the answer to the above question. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark and Cyndi Baird